Technology Bioengineered food and effects

Karlos

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Hey guys i would like to talk about bioengineered foods and how how it is affecting our bodies.
First of all i would not recommend eating bioengineered food in the long time because after eating such
food you might develop dozen of health issues.
Also it is not just bioengineered food that can cause you health issues the food that has lots of
chemicals inside can cause harm as well.
What is going on with bioengineered food that it is so talked about, it is the way those plants are being
grown. These plants are created in such a way that they do not need any soil to grow from and during growth they
have controlled feeding, they are fed with many minerals and vitamins and are also fed with lots of cheap chemicals that among
other things makes them resistant to many diseases.
With these kind of production method you get cheap food but not something i would recommend to eat on daily basis.
 

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I'm actually interesting in this topic in general so any factual information on the matter
including relevent to the philosophical or ethical implications[provided it's factual]
is acceptable;

I would actually be infavour of eating actually synthetic food provided that its healthy and doesn't lets say make one throw up.
like tub of icecream does.

However compared to general dietry choices i'm not sure how bad that really is since i'm pretty sure dietics would suggest a more well rounded diet.[certainly definition of well rounded depends on how you define food]
 
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Here is a link to Bioengineered Food from the USDA and it is quite clear that some foods we eat, on a regular basis, are already classified as such.

I think it is something to be aware of and yet not something to panic about. IMO there are likely to be more and more of such foods and it will be very difficult to avoid sometimes.

In the PDF it makes clear that ... Highly refined ingredients (like some sugars and oils) and foods that are primarily meat, poultry, or egg products, do not require a bioengineered food disclosure.

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Hey guys i would like to talk about bioengineered foods and how how it is affecting our bodies.
First of all i would not recommend eating bioengineered food in the long time because after eating such
food you might develop dozen of health issues.
Also it is not just bioengineered food that can cause you health issues the food that has lots of
chemicals inside can cause harm as well.
What is going on with bioengineered food that it is so talked about, it is the way those plants are being
grown. These plants are created in such a way that they do not need any soil to grow from and during growth they
have controlled feeding, they are fed with many minerals and vitamins and are also fed with lots of cheap chemicals that among
other things makes them resistant to many diseases.
With these kind of production method you get cheap food but not something i would recommend to eat on daily basis.
Karlos, I think you are combining and maybe confusing several different things.
I think when you say bioengineered foods you are talking about GMOs. I have mixed feelings about GMOs but I think I avoid them for the most part. Here in California GMO food can't be labeled organic and I buy mostly organic

The other issue you seem to be concerned with is artificial ingredients. And I mostly avoid those too. but I wouldn't lump all of them in the same category. For instance, many vitamins are synthetic and added to our foods (or multivitamins).

GMO crops are not usually farmed with hydroponics and visa-versa. not too much stuff we eat are grown hydroponically. but maybe some of our tomatoes and lettuce.
 
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It feels like overly broad definitions of bioengineering, this just seams to reffer to genetic modification,
which all be it a form of bioenginering would be more accurately described as narrow application of bioengineering to crops,
to serve as food. rather then bioengineered food.

it's kind of like calling humans cyborg their are some less trivial definitions by which it's technically true.
but it kind of defeats the point of having a term designating what we consider to fit into a narrow class of cybernetic organisms.